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RoeChild-1 and RoeChild-2

are two of the anonymous plaintiffs in the latest Pledge of Allegiance case. Is it just me, or does RoeChild have a vaguely '70s California crunchy granola softfuzzyrock feel to it? I could see John Denver or James Taylor or maybe Cat Stevens singing about RoeChild.

It helps that RoeChild-1 is a pantheist, though it would have been even better if she were a Pan-theist. And on top of that, Daddy Roe's objection — which is perfectly consistent with the Court's Establishment Clause caselaw — is that he "has been made to feel like a 'political outsider'" by the recitation of the Pledge. Feelings, nothing more than feeeeeelings . . . .

On the other hand, RoeChild-1 and RoeChild-2 are more Brave-New-Worldy, maybe with shades of THX 1138, no?

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Anonymous coward:
Perhaps it's meant to be sung by Diana Ross and the Supremes, "Roe-child...different from the rest; Roe-child...always second best."
9.14.2005 6:04pm
Chris Lawrence (mail) (www):
I dunno. When I think of "RoeChild," all I can think of is Norma Rae McCorvey's kid.
9.14.2005 6:22pm
Ron:
Didn't Guns &Roses do "RoeChild of mine"?
9.14.2005 6:26pm
Ron:
And wasn't this covered under Bush's "RoeChild left behind" policy?
9.14.2005 6:29pm
rico:
I think the names sound "fishy" . . .
9.14.2005 6:36pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Well, if we're discussing RoeChildren, then maybe we should consider the newest justice to consider their case:

Bush Nominates First-Trimester Fetus To Supreme Court
9.14.2005 7:08pm
Bill Dyer (mail) (www):
You are absolutely missing the obvious, Professor.

"RoeChild" was aborted. "RoeChild" was a piece of surplus tissue, an infringement on "its" mother's "right to choose."

RoeChild lives, no doubt, in Erehwon.
9.14.2005 9:53pm
Just John:
"Greetings, Earthlings! I am RoeChild-1, of the planet Pan-The-Ist. Your weapons are useless against me! ...Gaack! The pitiful Earthlings are using their Pledge of Allegiance against us! My brain cycles are becoming nonconcentric! Quickly, let us use our agent New-Dow to counter their effects with their own doomsday device, the Le-Gal System! BWA HA HA HA HA HA!"
9.14.2005 9:56pm
JohnG:
Isn't Cat Stevens a Muslim? I believe he, alone among the three mentioned or any other group cobbled together, would most certainly not sing a song in memory or praise of Roe.
9.14.2005 11:53pm
Cynicus Prime (mail) (www):
Maybe more The Island than THX. Great flicks, both.
9.15.2005 12:57am
Goober (mail):
Is it just me, or does RoeChild have a vaguely '70s California crunchy granola softfuzzyrock feel to it? I could see John Denver or James Taylor or maybe Cat Stevens singing about RoeChild.

It helps that RoeChild-1 is a pantheist, though it would have been even better if she were a Pan-theist. . . . Feelings, nothing more than feeeeeelings . . . .

Been drinking at lunchtime, eh Professor V?
9.15.2005 12:12pm
Robert Schwartz (mail):
Isn't it the title of a Dianna Ross song?
9.16.2005 1:41am
hey (mail):
cynicus... you're officially the first person in north america to say "... The Island than THX. Greath flicks, both."

THX, ok found it lame, but a decent early effort, and a hell of a lot better than some of his later works (TPM, AOTC, ROTS). The Island?? The Island??? except for Ms. Johanson, there's nothing there.

Back on topic, I get the impression of salmon/sturgeon, and hear someone sining "Roe, roe child, things are going to get easier, roe roe child things'll get brighter...."
9.16.2005 2:04am